Counseling

Individual, Group, and Family Counseling

*Due to COVID-19, many of our counseling programs have switched to Telehealth. We’ve included some information on Telehealth Tips for Parents to help guide you through the process.*

We offer a variety of counseling services for children, adults, and families in individual and group settings. We can help you and your loved ones with issues such as

  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
  • Stress.
  • Substance use.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Drug or alcohol use.
  • Mental illness.

Based on your goals and needs, we will help you find the counseling situation that works best for you. We understand that you may have multiple reasons for seeking counseling, and we will connect you to all of the services you may need. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Mental health assessment and/or diagnosis.
  • Group and individual therapy.
  • Intensive outpatient group therapy for substance use.
  • Intensive outpatient group therapy for mental health.
  • Case management.
  • Family support.
  • Psychiatric services.
  • Wellness and recovery support in all areas and all phases of a person’s life.

Below are several of our counseling services:

Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Services

Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Services includes counseling services and educational support through the Centerpoint School. Students receive support to address issues in their lives that may affect their educational success. Specific services may include individual, family, and group counseling and intensive outpatient treatment for teens.

The Centerpoint School serves students ages 12-18 years old, grades 7-12, with emotional, behavioral, mental health, or special learning needs who have been referred to the school through the special education department of their home school. The School provides educational supports and programs to teens, young adults, and their families faced with emotional, behavioral, mental health, substance use, or special learning needs.

Centerpoint is a collaboration of three agencies: Howard Center, Northeastern Family Institute, and Matrix Health Systems.

For more information about Centerpoint Adolescent Services, call 802-488-7711 or 802-488-6000.

If you would like general information about our counseling services, please call Howard Center at 802-488-6000 to schedule an appointment.

Child and Family Outpatient Services

Our Child and Family Outpatient Services provides counseling for Chittenden County children, adolescents, families, parents, grandparents, and caregivers. The program offers individual, family, couples, group, and play therapy. Services are provided at Howard Center offices, in many Chittenden County schools, and at the Milton Family Community Center. The outpatient team offers a comprehensive array of general mental health and specialty services, including psychosexual assessment and evaluations.

In addition, the program offers Fire Wise Kids of Vermont for children and youth who misuse fire and STAR Groups (Sexual Trauma and Recovery) for children ages 5-12 and their caregivers.

Clients may be referred by any family member, caregiver, or professional.
For more information about our Child and Family Outpatient Services, call 802-488-6647 or 802-488-6000.

Intensive Family Based Services

Intensive Family Based Services (IFBS) helps families when a child under 18 is at risk of being taken from the home because of severe emotional and behavioral issues, serious social problems at school or within their family, or for safety reasons. The program also provides support when children return to their home following an out-of-home placement.

The intensive services focus on the unique needs of each family and help family members

  • Recognize and build on their strengths.
  • Identify and gain skills to make healthy changes for the whole family.
  • Address potential barriers to progress.
  • Become familiar with community resources.

Services are usually provided in the client’s home or in community settings where the family spends time or identifies need.
To learn more about Intensive Family Based Services, call 802-488-6635 or 802-488-6000.

Intensive Outpatient Counseling

Our Intensive Outpatient Program helps individuals who are beginning the recovery process and require an enhanced level of care to achieve or maintain sobriety.

We also offer intensive support for anyone who is making the transition from residential or community based treatment or for those who need more than weekly individual and/or group counseling can offer. Clients may choose our Burlington or St. Albans location.

For more information, call 802-488-6140 or 802-488-6000.

Pine Street Counseling

Pine Street Counseling Services offers outpatient services for adults with mental health and/or substance use issues. The program promotes wellness and recovery in all areas and through all phases of a person’s life. Clinicians help clients focus on their strengths and encourage self-care, connections to others and the community, and independence.

Pine Street Counseling provides

  • Individual and group counseling.
  • Case management.
  • Psychiatric services.
  • Clients refer themselves to the program or they may be referred by another state/community agency.

For more information, call 802-488-6100 or 802-488-6000.